The founding of community gardens on inner city fellow land dates back to the seventies in North America. Reason was the decline in industry in the so-called 'Rust-Belts' region, from Chicago to Boston, Washington DC, to New York. Often, the citizens illegally planted the vacant lots, which, in spite of some land trusts and initiatives for their protection, have put the community gardens under pressure until today. As a result of a need for self-sufficiency, the gardens have developed into a place of community and learning - values of social interaction and increased awareness of the environment play an important role. A documentation of humanity, creativity and the transformation of our cities.